|COMMON NAME:||Morningglory, cotton|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Ipomoea trichocarpa var. torreyana|
|FEATURES:||Purple flower with dark throat; plant is glabrous throughout except for small hairs that can occur
on primary and secondary leaf veins. Leaf shape is heart-shaped to lobed– lobed is the primary
form but both leaf types can occur on the same plant.
|DESCRIPTION:||Annual or weak perennial morningglory primarily limited to coastal plains soils of the southeastern
U.S. Sharppod morningglory (Ipomoea trichocarpa var. trichocarpa) is much more pubescent than
cotton morningglory. Flower color is consistent within this species.